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A trip to Indonesia combines magnificent nature with rich, unique cultures that still thrive today. Whether you are looking for a luxury cruise, a high adventure expedition, or a wildlife watching excursion, Adventure Life has what  you’re looking for in Indonesia. Cruise through Indonesia's 18,000+ islands and stop at magical Bali whose temples, markets and rice terraces beckon. Travel to the heart of the Coral Triangle where sites like Triton Bay & others offer world class snorkeling on vibrant reefs, and massive whale sharks and tiny seahorses live in harmony. The historic capital Jakarta is a bustling melting pot of cultures, brimming with sites that celebrate its unique diversity. For many, Indonesia is just one leg of their cruise through the South Pacific to Australia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam. Start planning your cruise of Indonesia now!
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10 Best Indonesia Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

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Top 10 Cruises to Bali for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Komodo National Park Cruise$85058May 28, 2022Aqua Blu invites you on this 8-day exploration to Indonesia's beautiful Komodo National Park, from Benoa, Bali to Labuan Bajo. Explore these wild …
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Whale Sharks, Corals & Dragons$38908May 25, 2022Board Ombak Putih on this 8-day cruise from Komodo to Bali to explore some of the highlights of southern Indonesia. Snorkel amongst vibrant coral …
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Orangutans and Dragons$665012Jul 2, 2022Delve into learning about the wildlife and culture of Indonesia on this multi-part, 12-day tour aboard Ombak Putih. From Bali, fly to Borneo for a …
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Orangutans and Dragons$665012Jun 18, 2022Spend 12 enchanting days exploring southeast Asia and the South Pacific. From Bali, fly to Borneo for a river cruise, a visit to an orangutan …
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Fiji to Bali$652017Jan 21, 2023Embark Paul Gauguin and join this 17-day sailing trip to the Far East. Sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, …
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Iconic Melanesia: New Guinea, Sepik River & the Solomon Islands$2154019Sep 24, 2022Encounter Indonesia’s vibrant cultures by joining this 19-day expedition cruise aboard National Geographic Orion. Set sail from the legendary …
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Exploring Indonesia: Bali, Raja Ampat & Papua New Guinea$1948020Oct 9, 2022Encounter Indonesia’s vibrant cultures by joining this 20-day expedition cruise. Set sail from the legendary island of Bali and cruise toward …
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Wild Landscapes of Kimberley & South-East Asia$1206015Sep 5, 2022An all-new expedition cruise between the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley region and the sublime islands of East Timor and Indonesia. …
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Singapore to Bali$1353012Oct 26, 2022Discover some of the Java Sea's more isolated and lesser-known treasures. Explore Indonesia's atolls, jungles, and wildlife on a breathtaking 12-day …
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16-day Solar Eclipse 2023: Indonesia to Australia's Kimberley – with Smithsonian Journeys$1671016Apr 9, 2023Experience a refined adventure onboard Le Laperouse and witness the unique cultures, wildlife, and landscapes of one of the last unspoiled regions on …
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5 Best Luxury Indonesia Cruises for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Fiji to Bali$652017Jan 21, 2023Embark Paul Gauguin and join this 17-day sailing trip to the Far East. Sail to exotic ports in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, …
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Australia's Iconic Kimberley: Darwin - Broome$722011Jun 17, 2022Set sail for the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley. With falls, abrupt gorges, savannah, calm waters, and desolate mountain chains, the …
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Wild Landscapes of Kimberley & South-East Asia$1206015Sep 5, 2022An all-new expedition cruise between the wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley region and the sublime islands of East Timor and Indonesia. …
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16-day Solar Eclipse 2023: Indonesia to Australia's Kimberley – with Smithsonian Journeys$1671016Apr 9, 2023Experience a refined adventure onboard Le Laperouse and witness the unique cultures, wildlife, and landscapes of one of the last unspoiled regions on …
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143-Day Extraordinary Discoveries$192598100Jan 6, 2023From Miami to Barcelona, embark on Seabourn Sojourn for a 143-day world cruise to discover 61 destinations and 32 countries. The voyage includes …
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Indonesia Travel Guide & Cruise Tips

Rich cultures and nature define Indonesia. Born of fire, the volcanic islands that make up this archipelago offer some of the world's best snorkeling and diving among absolutely stunning biodiversity. Lace up your hiking boots or strap on a snorkel to visit:
  • Banda Neira – As part of the Banda Islands, this volcanic archipelago is teeming with wildlife just waiting to be explored.
  • Jayapura - Take a step into simplicity in this largely isolated part of Indonesia, where many modern comforts are scarce, though the regional culture is rich.
  • Bali - The departure point for several cruises, it is also home to the charming "Island of the Gods."
  • Bunaken Marine Park - Snorkel & dive your way along these protected reefs that are home to hundreds of fish and beautiful soft corals.
  • Raja Ampat - A veritable paradise for bird lovers and snorkelers, there are more than 1,200 species of fish, 75% of the known coral species in the world, and many endemic birds.
  • Asmat – See a native tribe & witness their way of life up close, as you hike and explore this tropical region by zodiac.

Best Indonesia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2022-2023

  • Ponant - promises you unforgettable moments aboard its sleek and intimately sized cruise yachts, all of which sail under the French flag. Discover the region's diverse scenery, ancient temples, cultural landmarks, lush plant life, idyllic beaches, and desert island on the Paul Gauguin
  • Sea Trek Sailing Adventures offers many of the creature comforts of the modern world, with its two wooden pinisi ships, Ombak Putih and Katharina, part of a beautiful, centuries-old maritime tradition of hand-crafted boat-building now classified as a UNESCO cultural heritage. Embark on a snorkeling and sailing adventure in Indonesia. See coral reefs, birdwatch, and search for rare birds and animals.
  • Aqua Expeditions - provide specially-curated experiences and an engaging 1:1 guest to guide ratio. Its boutique expedition vessels offer personalized service, spacious private and entertaining spaces, and tailor-made excursions. Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine east Indonesian archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat.
  • Aurora Expeditions - is an Australian-based company that pioneered ship-based adventures 30 years ago with expedition cruises to Antarctica. On the 132-guest Sylvia Earle cruise Raja Ampat, the jewel of West Papua. This area of Indonesia is part of what is called The Coral Triangle. 
  • Coral Expeditions - has operated Australian flagged small-ship expedition cruises to remote locations in Australia and beyond for over 35 years. Voyage beyond the famous Komodo Dragons and volcanic Krakatoa and discover the Indonesian Island's remarkable cultural and natural heritage aboard the Coral Adventurer.
  • Silversea Cruises -  offers an all-inclusive ultra-luxury cruising across 900+ fascinating destinations. Silver Explorer takes you through the lesser-known parts of the southern hemisphere from Bali's shores Silver Explorer takes you through the lesser-known aspects of the southern hemisphere to exotically named places such as Komodo, Makassar, and Jayapura. 
  • Heritage Expeditions - have been ambassadors for conservation, pioneers of discovery, and leaders in expedition travel to the world's best-kept secrets. This expedition to Indonesia aboard Heritage Adventurer offers numerous opportunities to spot once-in-a-lifetime species and experience rare wildlife encounters on remote and unknown islands for botanists, birders, and nature lovers alike. Heritage Adventurer provides numerous opportunities to spot once-in-a-lifetime species and experience rare wildlife encounters on remote and unknown islands.

Fun Facts About Indonesia

  • Indonesia is an archipelago nation that claims over 17,500 islands.
  • A large part of the country is on the island of Borneo, which Indonesia shares with Brunei and Malaysia.
  • The world's most populous island is in Indonesia - Java has 130 million people, which is 60 percent of the country's population.
  • Indonesia uses the Rupiah currency.
  • The two main sports are soccer and, interestingly, badminton.
  • In the 19th century, it was also referred to as the Dutch East Indies, and the name Indonesia has both Latin and Greek roots.

Indonesia Travel FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Indonesia?
US citizens do not need a visa to visit Indonesia for stays less than 30 days. They are required if you plan to stay longer. Tourist visas are not hard to get, and we can help point you in the right direction throughout the process. Check the visa requirements for more specific information.

Is tipping customary in Indonesia?
A 10 percent tip in Indonesia is appreciated at restaurants; drivers can get around $15-20 per day, and guides should be tipped between $25-40 per couple.

What is internet access like in Indonesia?
It's available and improving its reach, but don't count on it. The number of internet users and providers in Indonesia has just recently begun to boom, recently breaching 100 million users. However, this doesn't account for speed or WiFi - luxuries mainly found in the upscale hotels and travel businesses like restaurants. The further you get from Indonesia's major cities, the less likely it is that you will be able to find internet.

Can I use my cell phone while in Indonesia?
While your vacation will probably be in isolated parts of Indonesia where cell service is limited, if you do want to make sure that your phone will work, the best option is asking your service provider to unlock your GSM-enabled phone so that you can purchase a SIM chip once you arrive and access the local cell network. Using only WiFi or getting an international plan are alternatives, but they aren't always an option.

Do I need power adapters?
Throughout Indonesia and most of the surrounding Pacific provinces, you will need plug adapters for C & F style plugs - two round prongs like throughout Europe. Power converters from 230v to 110v usually aren't necessary. 

What are the toilets like in Indonesia?
Throughout Indonesia you will likely encounter mostly squat toilets that require you to bring your own toilet paper. Nicer hotels and ships will have Western style bowls. No matter which type of toilet you are using, it's important to throw the toilet paper in the waste basket instead of flushing it.

Can I drink the water in Indonesia?
No, but we will make sure that you always have access to clean bottled water or purified water.

Are credit cards accepted in Indonesia? Will I be able to find ATMs?
In the more developed parts of Indonesia, and especially cities, you will be able to use your card at ATMs, but many vendors and stores might not accept your card. In fact, international cards might only be accepted at the higher end businesses (like hotels and restaurants). It's safest to take out cash at the ATMs.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes, and fortunately for you we have some excellent deals through our partner TravelGuard Insurance. It's always safest to travel with insurance, and TravelGuard offers some excellent comprehensive packages.

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